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Old 03-24-06, 11:06 PM   #26
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You are right. I just called the Lake City Police department and told them everything that happened. They claim that they are going to send someone out to talk to him, but who knows if that will ever happen. They did take my name and number so the investigating officer can call me if he has any questions. At least maybe, like you said, they will take record of it, and be better prepared if they ever have to go out there on a call.... I will post if I hear anything back.

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You know, the more I think about your story, the more I think this guy might be in serious need of psychiatrical treatment. You did the right thing.
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Old 03-25-06, 08:02 AM   #27
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Top one is the air zound, below that is the battery for the lights then the water, and the fuel on the bottom. And two replacement water bottles on the front panniers.

Oh, and you say the tent was in a puddle as the pic shows... what pic? The only tent pic is the psycho tent.
sorry, I thought I had posted that picture too.. here it is.

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You know, the more I think about your story, the more I think this guy might be in serious need of psychiatrical treatment. You did the right thing.
I'm a psychiatrist. There are a lot of mentally ill people out there, and certainly this guy is delusional and paranoid. The cotton balls in his ears were probably to try to block out auditory hallucinations. He may be refusing treatment, or maybe he's been treated and it didn't help. Mentally ill persons can come across as very threatening and dangerous, and I suppose sometimes they are, but so are lots of supposedly sane people. In fact on average persons wiith mental illness are no more violent than the rest of us, and on the other hand probably are lot more likely to be victims themselves.
I think mcavana did the right thing...avoided confrontation and gave the guy some space.
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sorry, I thought I had posted that picture too.. here it is.
Ok, I'm sorry but I'm too darn curious not to ask... Where is your bike? Is it in the tent too??

Anyway, thanks for posting about your experience. I was very entertained
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Ok, I'm sorry but I'm too darn curious not to ask... Where is your bike? Is it in the tent too??

Anyway, thanks for posting about your experience. I was very entertained

The bike is locked up against a pole outside of the picture.

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Very nice pictures....
what is that red thing on the handlebar ?
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Ok, two things:

1) Re the friendly neighbour: at 5'6" and 135, I think I would pee my pants then cry for mommy...

2) How come I cant seem to get a lot of the pics that are posted here? The pics you posted are just a great big white space. I am on ADSL so no delay there. Some of the pics on some of the posts come through fine but not always. Any Bike Forum nerds out there to offer suggestions.

Other than that, it sounds like you came back pumped and itching for the next, longer tour. Do away with the packaged dehydrated food. It will break the bank. Go with the boring pasta and instant rice. Spice them up and add fresh veggies bought along the way.
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Sounds great except...

Another "typical Canadian response" here. I think I would replace loading a gun and going to sleep, with loading my bike and going on my way. I don't think guns belong on bike tours, maybe that's just me.
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sth perhaps your preferences are set to *not* enable downloads like pictures? that's where I would start. What operating system are you using?
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From russian friend

Hello Mike!
Your pictures are beautiful! And I think your travel was quite good!
Mike how you could insert your picture!
Explain it me if it not difficult for you !! Thank you !

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My attempt to insert the picture !
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test !
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Way to go Mike! Nicely done!
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Hello friends !!! What is the time where you live ! In Russia is night now !!!
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Do you know what I need to do for my picture be bigger? As you can see Mike's picture.
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Denis check out the support forum...

Picture posting thread - http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=86968
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Thank you Caspar ! I have already been there !!!
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sth perhaps your preferences are set to *not* enable downloads like pictures? that's where I would start. What operating system are you using?
Lolly,

Yikes! Thanks for pointing me in the right direction. I use Mozilla as a browser and un-checked an images box in the options and now I have many larger than life pics.

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Another "typical Canadian response" here. I think I would replace loading a gun and going to sleep, with loading my bike and going on my way. I don't think guns belong on bike tours, maybe that's just me.
Don't want to start a debate on the gun thing but please don't suggest your attitude on guns is typical of all Canadians.
I am a Canadian and I can see where a gun could belong on a bike tour.
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